The Good: Nutritious, Good dental benefits, Good ingredients
The Bad: My cats were not at all excited by it, Expensive
The Basics: Wellness CORE Grain Free Adult Cat Food is a well-made cat food that none of my cats showed any particular preference for, making it hard to justify the price.
Lately, my cats have been my (metaphorical) guinea pigs for my reviews. Whatever cat food is at my local discount store in a decent quantity, I tend to stock up on for them and I then get their opinions for my reviews. Every now and then, the store has a lone bag and I need something for my cats and then another shipment comes in of the same cat food; under those circumstances, the best endorsement or critique I might be able to give is whether or not - when the second shipment came in - I stocked up for my cats. With the Wellness CORE Grain Free Adult Cat Food, I did not.
One bag of Wellness CORE Grain Free Adult Cat Food was so neutrally-received by my three cats that I could not justify spending any more money on the product when quite a bit more came into even my local discount store.
Wellness CORE Grain Free Adult Cat Food is a cat food formulated for adult cats. The Wellness CORE Grain Free Adult Cat Food regularly comes in a two pound heavy plastic bag that is resealable and our discount store had a couple of bags on sale for $3.99, which is well below what most people will pay for the same size bag! As someone who cannot generally afford such things, the fact that my cats are at all enthusiastic about the Wellness CORE Grain Free Adult Cat Food made it very frustrating that it would usually cost quite a bit more.
The Wellness CORE Grain Free Adult Cat Food comes in hard pieces are surprisingly homogeneous 3/8" in diameter balls. The little brown balls of Wellness CORE Grain Free Adult Cat Food require cats to chew them and that does give them a dental benefit, which is nice.
Ease Of Preparation
Wellness CORE Grain Free Adult Cat Food is a hard cat food that comes in a small bag, so preparation only involves opening the bag and measuring out the proper serving size for your cat, as determined by its weight. Timber, Evie and Elim get between 1/2 and 2/3 of a cup of the Wellness CORE Grain Free Adult Cat Food each per day (as they are now all between 7 and ten pounds . . . well, we're trying to get Timber back down in that range as he becomes a little less active . . .). When properly fed those servings, only Timber actually finishes their food in a day when exclusively fed Wellness CORE Grain Free Adult Cat Food.
Elim, Evie And Timber’s Reactions
The Wellness CORE Grain Free Adult Cat Food smells strongly of fish. The fishy scent to the cat food seems like it would be a big draw for three adult cats . . .
. . . but it was not.
Timber, Elim, and Evie each ate the Wellness CORE Grain Free Adult Cat Food, but none of them came rushing for it. Not one of the cats reacted to the bag being opened or the food being poured into their bowls after their first taste. All three cats will eat the Wellness CORE Grain Free Adult Cat Food, when it is the only option, when they are hungry, but none of them actively seek it out or show any enthusiasm for it when they are anything but truly hungry (and Timber has been known to gorge himself on foods he likes!).
The Grain Free Adult Beyond Cat Food is a very nutritious cat food. The guaranteed analysis of it indicates that it has a minimum of 45% crude protein and 18% crude fat. With no more than 3% crude fiber and 11% moisture, this is a food that is very balanced and nutritious for adult cats. This food also has notable amounts of Taurine (at least .2%), Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids, Phosphorus, and Vitamin E. Always have adequate water near your cat’s feeding area!
As well, those who are concerned about what goes into their pets will be pleased by how good and natural the ingredients in the food are. The main ingredients are deboned turkey, deboned chicken, and chicken meal.
Wellness CORE Grain Free Adult Cat Food is adequate and nutritious, but none of my cats are so thrilled by it that its (full) price can be justified. For a premium cat food, I expect even one of my cats to consistently come running; Wellness CORE Grain Free Adult Cat Food did not excite any of them enough to justify spending money on a second bag.
For other cat foods, please visit my reviews of:
Nutro Indoor Adult White Fish & Whole Brown Rice Recipe Cat Food
Friskies Classic Pate Turkey & Giblets Dinner
Fancy Feast Medleys White Meat Chicken Primavera With Garden Veggies & Greens Pate Cat Food
For other cat products, please be sure to visit my Pet Review Index Page for an organized listing!
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